Melinda S. Zook

Melinda S. Zook

Professor // History

Director of Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts

Professor // SIS // Religious Studies

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Professor // SIS

Office and Contact

Room: UNIV 327

Office hours: By appointment


Phone: (765) 494-4134

Fax: (765) 496-1755


SCLA 101: Transformative Texts: Critical Thinking and Communication I,
Antiquity to Modernity
HIST 228: The Real Game of Thrones: England to 1660
HIST 103: Introduction to Medieval Europe
HIST 302: Shakespeare’s Kings: The History Plays
HIST 512: England under the Stuarts
Graduate Seminar: Political Culture in Early Modern England
Graduate Seminar: Religion and Toleration in Restoration England

Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1993



Early Modern European History, Tudor-Stuart England, Political Thought and Culture, Women and Gender

Melinda S. Zook received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University. She is a specialist in the history of Tudor and Stuart England, political thought, and religion and women in early modern Europe. Professor Zook teaches courses on English and medieval history, as well as on such topics as Shakespeare’s Kings, great books and the search for meaning and the history of toleration. She has published articles on radical politics, martyrdom, women and religion, and teaching. Her book Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in late Stuart England was published by Penn State Press in 1999 and in paperback in 2009. In 2013, she published Protestantism, Politics and Women in Britain, 1660-1714 with Palgrave, awarded Best Book on Gender for 2013 by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She is the co-editor of Revolutionary Currents: Nation Building in the Transatlantic World (2004); Challenging Orthodoxies: The Social and Cultural World of Early Modern Women (2014); and Generations of Women Historians: Within and Beyond the Academy (2018). She is currently the Director of Cornerstone: Integrated Liberal Arts for the College of Liberal Arts.

List of Publications

Book:  Protestantism, Politics, and Women in Britain 1660-1714 Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in Late Stuart England Revolutionary Currents Challenging Orthodoxies



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